This was certainly the case with Ken Scholes’s short story “Of Metal Men The first two volumes of The Psalms of Isaak (entitled Lamentation. So I told my friends over on Facebook that I would put up a post once I finished my re-read ofLamentation. I’m going to do that for each of the. Lamentation is a novel that promises much with its opening scene of the Desolation of Windwir, the wealthiest and most powerful city in the.

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The book was strangely compelling, still I did not know whether to give it a 3 or a 4.

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It’s full of secret libraries and coded messages, its action compelled by the exchange of letters and by the characters’ ability to interpret them correctly. I also thought Scholes did a very nice job of laying out his world. Then there are the myths, legends, prophecies, histories, scrolls, sacred books and sayings to internalize.

Lamentation and Canticle by Ken Scholes. Both characters are more than they seem and, like Rudolfo and Isaak, fare a bit better in the characterization department. Notify me of new posts by email. Just random props people screaming, and oh, ash and bones. I always scnoles that was the most interesting thing about WoT, and that flashback scene in one of the books lamenattion you go back to the high times of the Aes Sedai was fantastic, but I still gave up in book 8.

This is evident from the very start of the novel, when the city of Windwir—a technological and cultural capital of the world—is destroyed. Ken Scholes is the author of the Psalms of Isaak series and over fifty short stories. Sexy Tales of Strong Women. We seem to be looking at flat stereotypes that fail to endear us to any of the personalities. Canticle The Psalms of Isaak.


Daley rated it it was amazing Shelves: The actual end result scgoles similar, but the “getting there” was not. These elements appear completely out of the blue, and their contribution to the story is one of convenience, clearly added by the author to create direction for his story. Original Fiction in Helens, Oregon author Ken Scholes.

For me this became a real problem. See all 99 reviews. She died just after my offer from Tor. He has the most depth, lameentation, and is nit boring. Part of Scholes’s problem has to do with a disconnect between actions and consequences.

I was expecting a fun but un-original fantasy novel. No crusades in this one After all my criticism, it must be said that there was one element I truly enjoyed in Lamentation: Then I took the second short story about the trial of Sethbert and did the same. Leave a Reply Schooes reply. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Not that Scholes doesn’t write compelling prose and a fast-moving story — he does — but the thinness of the characters especially the women and the rather easy way they resolved their problems put me off.

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I wouldn’t call this a “fantasy” per se. This way of thinking seems almost alien to that of humans on earth, yet it made sense. The magic k system is cool. Not that this makes any sense whatsoever, but I kept wishing Scholes had handed his world and story over to Kay. Rudolfio, great name boring and uninteresting protagonist. Each chapter contains around five or six different POV’s. It goes without saying that the estimations of a renowned writer should carry more weight than those of the average goodreads user, although everybody is entitled to their opinion.


Lamentation (Psalms of Isaak, book 1) by Ken Scholes

He knows that war is coming to the Named Lands. Pages with related products. I lajentation reading this series until the third book was out, and it seems the initial buzz has quieted down and the Psalms of Isaak is flying under the radar compared to Sanderson or Brent Weeks or Peter W Brett, who I think share a similar style and whose series I would rate a little below Scholes. Showing of 99 reviews.

That’s what makes this a living, breathing world.

Added to that is the premise of a great and powerful city destroyed by an ancient artifact long thought to be nothing but a myth. Sep 26, Emily rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ken’s eclectic sccholes includes time spent as a label gun repairman, a sailor who never sailed, a soldier who commanded a desk, a preacher, a nonprofit executive and a government procurement analyst.

As a story, Scholes’ prose style is rogue-like: Yet it ekn a fantasy. He knows that he cannot turn away from his Order any longer. Science fictionfantasy. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The pace of the book is quick and ruthless.